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posted in January 2006
The world's leaders in business, science, and research will meet in Oman to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, scientific research, and investment in the Middle East.
Among other problems, DHS has not clearly outlined baseline security controls or rules of use on the interconnected systems to prevent unauthorized transactions on the WAN, auditors said.
Integrated Threat Management r8 unifies new versions of PestPatrol AntiSpyware, Corporate Edition, and CA Antivirus.
Drum roll, please: The "Bloggies" has announced its 151 finalists in categories including the Middle East, food, and hobbies. Voting ends tonight.
Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, is not supporting the new version of the General Public License. He's objected to a new proposal that would require people to make previously private keys available, calling the idea "insane."
The Federal Trade Commission recorded more than 685,000 consumer fraud and identity theft complaints in its database in 2005. Thirty-seven percent of all of the complaints were due to identity theft.
It's a tech version of the "best-dressed" list. This year's top sites make good use of blogs and even those annoying overlay ads.
Digital radio is providing terrestrial stations with a new way to draw listeners at a time when more music fans are turning to advertisement-free content through satellite stations.
A new report shows a growing trend toward seeking information about major life decisions online.
Competition is heating up between top companies as more people seek to share their videos online.
A Los Angeles company wants to know, "Where would you stick it?" That is the tag line for a free multimedia tool that enables online sharing of photos, videos, and music files.
CA has revealed a product suite designed to manage and unify financial oversight of technology assets.
A new law prohibits calling people anonymously with the intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass. A separate provision adds that same prohibition to Internet use, and free-speech advocates worry it could have unintended consequences.
While a newly formed commission on mine safety focuses on radio frequency identification and other technologies, other experts are looking to robotics, mine mapping, and communications.
New York Sen. Charles Schumer introduced legislation last week to ban the sale of phone records, and members of the House of Representatives are drafting their own version.
In West Virginia, Gov. Joe Manchin introduced legislation to mandate electronic tracking and other improvements. Meanwhile, industry leaders announced the formation of an independent national commission to study new technologies and policies for improving mining safety.
The new version of Continuous Data Protection provides more incremental backup for subfiles, and improves replication speed and control.
IBM plans to integrate financial management and procurement systems for the agency based on off-the- shelf, commercial software tailored for government use.
The site is aiming to eliminate the distribution struggles faced by many indie film companies.
The future includes RFID coupled with cell phones, biometrics, and more sophisticated self-checkouts, one retail executive said at this week's National Retail Federation trade show.
With the draft of version 3 of the General Public License comes many questions. Among them, one vendor says, is whether end users using a Web-based application have the right to share and modify software licensed under GPL.
The newly formed Adirondack Regional Community Health Information Exchange in upstate New York will implement electronic prescribing, referral management, and secure patient communications.
A London department store is charging money for lessons on how to store and play music on the popular devices. Meanwhile, Apple provides instructions for free.
Craig Newmark is still keeping most details of his next venture under wraps but in an interview says it will "promote the best of the press," prominently featuring people with the "best reputations."
More than 60 teams of New Jersey high school students will compete in a competition where they build robots from do-it-yourself kits. Instructions not included.
A new collaborative Web site targets bloggers who live in countries that restrict free speech.
Sirius Satellite Radio has nearly doubled its subscription forecast for the end of 2006, mostly because of Howard Stern.
Terrorists should not be blasted into space--at least not for recreational purposes.
After years of relying solely on participant flagging and human monitoring, Craigslist has another tool in its belt for tackling people who abuse the site.
The Sago Mine disaster in West Virginia is shining new light on the use of search and rescue robots underground and in other disaster areas.
The deal for Control-F1 Corp. is part of CA's larger plan to increase focus on enterprise IT management with products that provide unification, self-healing, and cost reduction.
A 19-year-old is trying to raise money with the world's longest Internet page, which has postings from a broad array of people and companies.
In addition to providing training and incentives for home-grown, world-class scientists, Hu Jintao said China will bring in more outside talent, including recruiting nationals who have left the country.
Hidden surveillance cameras recorded critical evidence for charges against two nursing homes and their employees, according to a statement from Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's office.
CA will resell StoreAge cross-platform virtualization and multi-tiered data protection solutions with BrightStor intelligent storage management software.
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered a process that increases the potential for using nanocrystals as solar cell materials for producing higher electrical outputs than current solar cells.
In a series of interviews, the founder of the Free Software Foundation discusses some of the thinking behind his crusades and achievements in promoting free and open software.
People who have implanted themselves with RFID chips for experimental, recreational or personal reasons tell of their personal experiences at a unique conference.
The $375 million purchase of Wily Technology is expected to provide CA customers with more tools to manage IT environments, from applications to infrastructure.
The company, called The Cloud, plans to provide hundreds of wireless access points in cities including London, Liverpool, and Edinburgh
A small, but apparently growing, group of hobbyists has voluntarily received RFID implants. One explains why.
The cards, which sport high-speed processing and fast computer transfer, are available in capacities of 512 MB and 1 GB.
IT security professionals are being invited into corporate board rooms around the globe, wielding more influence and finding increased opportunities.